Canada Water Culture Space - Highlights of the New Comedy & Theatre Programme

Canada Water Culture Space – Highlights of the New Comedy & Theatre Programme

Canada Water Culture Space | Mon-Fri: 8am to 8pm – Sat: 9am to 5pm – Sun: 12noon to 4pm – open late on event nights | Free/Paid for Events

We are thrilled to champion this new culture space at Canada Water – it’s dead easy to get to on the tube or bus, and tickets for their rather splendid opening programme are from £8. We cannot recommend it enough, as it shows that council run arts facilities can be amazing and are worth investing in. Good on you Southwark Council!

Designed by world renowned architect Piers Gough, partner at CZWG architects, the Canada Water Library opened in November 2011 and houses the Canada Water Culture Space. As part of an innovative partnership with Southwark Council, the 150-seat Culture Space is managed and programmed by The Albany, South East London’s leading performing arts venue.

Our pick of the programme:

1976. A desperate girl with bleached out dreams begs and steals to meet her heroine, Debbie Harry- one way or another. Featuring a dazzling soundtrack plucked straight from New York club CBGBs.
New York City 1976, the most exciting era in musical history. The Ramones, Televison and a new band- Blondie. Written and directed by Adrian Berry, Boo Dwyer’s Dye Young/Stay Pretty is a sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll-fuelled adventure. “Packs an emotional punch, definitely one to see.” -The List

Mrs Barbara Nice – Hiya and Higher! Friday 9th November, 7:30pm | £10, £8 


Join Mrs. Barbara Nice for a friendly, inclusive atmosphere with home truths, great timing and unique comic insights into the human condition.
Mrs. Barbara Nice, Stockport mother of five, is worried that we are living in a world of ever diminishing friendliness where we keep ourselves to ourselves, heads down afraid to catch anyone’s eye. She wants us all to stand proud, be open and look the world right in the eye – or we won’t even feel the benefit! “A hybrid between Victoria Wood and Mrs. Merton” -The Times

Theatre Re presents The Gambler | Tuesday 20th November, 7:30pm | £10, £8 conc.

An enthralling visual tale combining movement and live music. The Gambler is the story of Edgar, an old man trapped in his past. As he confronts his addiction, he wonders if his decisions were truly his own.
Each spin of the wheel recalls the promise of a life he could have had. He gambles to remember, he gambles to forget. Dreams and reality are the stakes in this beautifully staged, engaging and evocative new production by Theatre Re drawing on the experiences of real gambling addicts in London.
Barb performs songs from her latest album, The Man In The Long Black Coat, featuring 13 Bob Dylan songs she has recorded over the last 8 years.
Barb Jungr may be the definitive performer of one of the greatest musical icons of the twentieth century, Bob Dylan. Billy Bragg has described her as “possibly our best interpreter of Dylan’s songs.” He is not alone in this view, as Jungr has been wowing audiences and critics worldwide with her astonishingly powerful reinterpretations of this great songwriter’s work. “Communicating real, heart-felt emotion is what she’s about” – The Telegraph

You may have missed:

Peta Lily Presents: Chastity Belt | Wednesday 10th October, 7:30pm | £10, £8 conc.

Chastity Belt is a drama set on the battleground between trust and lust. Part comic confession, part one-woman Lysistrata, it asks the impossible questions…
Must old age mean chastity for women of ‘a certain age?’ Could a sex strike end war? Is intimacy dangerous? What would the goddess Diana have to say to us today? Do Hags have more fun? Sharp, sassy and insightful.

Ian Shaw’s A Bit of a Mouthful | Thursday 11th October, 7:45pm | £12, £10 conc.

Award winning singer-pianist and cheeky raconteur, Ian Shaw’s witty one-man show is brimming with tales of grumpy mid-life woe, salacious witty memoir, heart-stopping songs and wild sing-a-longs.
Shaw has worked with everyone from Quincy Jones, Cleo Laine, Jamie Cullum, Jools Holland and Jo Brand to singing with orchestras all over the world.


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